Both NFC divisional games in the 1987 playoffs resulted in upsets, which meant the Redskins returned home to RFK Stadium to host the Vikings for the right to advance to Super Bowl XXII in San Diego.

The game was a defensive struggle in which Washington took a 17-10 lead late in the fourth quarter on a seven-yard scoring pass from Doug Williams to Gary Clark. Minnesota drove right down the field and made it to the Redskins’ 6-yard line, where the Vikings faced a 4th and 4 with under a minute remaining. But cornerback Darrell Green broke up a pass intended for Vikings running back Darrin Nelson to send the RFK crowd into a frenzy.

The Redskins would eventually defeat the Broncos 42-10 for their second Super Bowl win.